Information about Geelong

Geelong, a vibrant city situated on the shores of Corio Bay in Victoria, Australia, boasts a rich blend of history, culture, and innovation. Renowned for its stunning waterfront, Geelong offers a picturesque setting that seamlessly combines a thriving urban environment with natural beauty. As a hub of industry and education, the city has evolved into a dynamic center for research and technology. Geelong's diverse culinary scene, cultural events, and recreational opportunities contribute to its appeal as a destination for both residents and visitors. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and community engagement, Geelong stands as a testament to successful urban development and forward-thinking initiatives.

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Getting to and from Geelong

Melbourne has two airports; Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Tullamarine.  Where possible, it is preferable to arrive via Melbourne’s Avalon airport.

Getting to Geelong from Melbourne Tullamarine airport. Tullamarine Airport is located 75 kilometres northeast of Geelong. To reach Geelong Waterfront campus by public transport, SkyBus ($23) provides a direct service from Tullamarine Airport to Southern Cross train station in Melbourne. From there, delegates catch a V/Line train to Geelong, which takes approximately an hour and a half. Direct shuttle transfer services also operate between Tullamarine airport to Geelong, at an approximate cost of $40 each way. Alternatively, an Uber from Tullamarine airport to Geelong can be expected to take 70 minutes and cost approximately $150.

Getting to Geelong from Melbourne Avalon airport.  Avalon airport is located 15 kilometres northeast of Gelong.  The use of rideshare transport is recommended, with an Uber from Avalon to Geelong costing approximately $35 and an expected duration of 30 minutes. Public transport from Avalon airport is limited.

Geelong Attractions

Geelong is a vibrant city with various local and adjacent attractions:

  • Eastern Beach: A beautiful beach with a historic swimming enclosure, offering a great spot for swimming, picnics, and family activities.
  • Geelong Botanic Gardens: Established in 1851, these gardens feature a wide variety of plants, themed gardens, and walking paths.
  • National Wool Museum: Learn about Australia's wool industry and the history of Geelong through interactive exhibits and displays.
  • Geelong Art Gallery: A public gallery with a diverse collection of Australian and international art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.
  • You Yangs Regional Park: A popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as panoramic views from the summit
  •  The Great Ocean Road: one of Australia's most iconic and breathtaking coastal drives, stretching approximately 243 kilometers along the southeastern coast of Victoria. Beginning near the city of Geelong and ending at Allansford near Warrnambool, the road winds its way through diverse landscapes, offering stunning views of the Southern Ocean, rocky cliffs, lush rainforests, and pristine beaches.